How Often Should a Forklift be Serviced? You just bought a lift truck and now the sales rep is standing in front of you with a maintenance contract to sign. The PM (Preventative Maintenance) contract says every 90 days. But how much maintenance is enough and how much is too much? OSHA Rules Around Lift Truck Maintenance OSHA has specific rules around the maintenance of … [Read more...] about When Should a Forklift have Preventative Maintenance Done?
When it comes to warehouse safety, there are often just two mindsets: “We’re already doing things just fine,” and “I know we take shortcuts, but nobody’s gotten hurt yet.” However a full and honest appraisal of your warehouse safety procedures is always a good idea. You may think you’re doing things just fine – and perhaps you are – but what about the rest of the crew? … [Read more...] about 5 Warehouse Safety Tips You Should Already Be Following
What is the maximum carrying capacity of my forklift to a given lift height? The load carrying capacity of a forklift is indicated on the capacity data plate or name plate and should be found affixed to the forklift in a prominent location in view of the operator. This data plate will indicate the maximum lifting capacity of the machine to the full extension height of the mast … [Read more...] about What is the True Capacity of My Forklift?
Has an OTR truck or forklift ever damaged your warehouse roll-up door? One of the most overlooked costs of warehouse operations and maintenance is damage to the warehouse roll-up door by vehicular traffic. Whether the damage is caused by a truck or a forklift, the money spent on these costly repairs adds up to losses in revenue and productivity. Also, a warehouse roll-up … [Read more...] about Warehouse Dock Door Damage Prevention
Test your Warehouse IQ! Q: When inspecting the forklift battery, you are looking for all of the following except? (Click on the one that does not apply) Gates are in place Battery disconnect functions Fully charged Battery falls out when a sharp turn is taken … [Read more...] about Forklift Driver Training #4